Elation Fuze is right fit for Lite-Tek
Friday, 11 August 2023
lite-tek-invests-in-elation-fuze22It didn’t take long for Lite Tek to debut their new Fuze fixtures
USA - Virginia-based rental and production company Lite Tek Entertainment has grown with Elation Professional through the years and recently continued the close relationship with an investment in Elation’s Fuze series of high performance/high value lights.
“The Fuze series products have great features and high-quality construction but come in at price points that make them fit our markets,” stated Lite Tek founder and owner Darren Lewis. “Elation has proven that they didn't forget us in the middle of the market and still want to support the smaller lighting companies with quality products. That’s why we remain loyal customers, confident in their commitment to our success and growth as partners in the industry.”
Lite Tek’s recent purchase includes 32 Elation Fuze Max Spot, 16 Fuze Max Profile and 24 Fuze Wash 500 luminaires, all automated moving heads with full-spectrum RGBMA LED engines. Lite Tek took delivery of the new gear earlier this summer.
After seeing the Fuze Max Spot at the Prolight + Sound show and later demoing the LED moving head, Lewis and his team decided it was the fixture they were looking for. “As our shows get bigger, we needed a higher power spot than our inventory contained,” he said, emphasising that LED was a route they also wanted to pursue.
“The key features for the Spot is the 21,000-lumen output and amazing colours. Because it is an RGBMA light source, we get fantastic saturated-reds, greens and blues and the added colours mean whites and pastels are just as good. The range of colour is worlds above just RGBW.”
But it’s the fixture’s built-in CMY emulation that Lewis says makes it such a good choice. “When we put it in a rig, the LD doesn't have to think in five colours, only in the familiar CMY. Other than colour mixing, which was the big sell for us, the Fuze MAX Spot has the full range of beam effects including multiple gobo wheels, animation, prisms, etc. that are expected in any good spot.”
Lite Tek also added the Fuze Wash 500 to rental stock as a complementary wash fixture to their hard-edge inventory. “The Fuze Wash 500 is a perfect complement since it is the same RGBMA light engine so colours between the three fixtures match perfectly across the stage,” Lewis comments. He adds that they also stock some of Elation’s smaller Fuze Wash Z120 single source par moving heads, which have been trouble-free. “I'm a big fan of the Fresnel lens look. With every manufacturer providing a pixel-faced wash, the single source look from the Fuze Wash line makes it unique.”
It didn’t take long for Lite Tek to debut their new Fuze fixtures with 26 Fuze Max Spots supporting the Pixies at Red Hat Amphitheatre in Raleigh, North Carolina on 16 June, and 40 (some cross rented from Main Light in Delaware) used to light Kenny Chesney in Endicott, New York for the PGA Tour on 23 June. They have also been out on the Dirty Heads, as well Brett Michaels’ Parti Gras tour where both LDs reportedly loved the fixtures.
“The colours, punchy output, great gobo package and best of all easy cloning into their existing show file were all standout features,” Lewis said. In mid-August, at the Richmond Jazz Festival, Lewis will be handling lighting design using their entire Fuze line along with Elation Protron 3K Color strobes on a 100% Elation lit main stage.

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